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Fairmont Empress


    Fairmont Empress
 in Victoria
    Fairmont Empress
 in Victoria

Overview

The Fairmont Empress is one of the oldest hotels in Victoria, British Columbia and is an iconic symbol of the city. Opened in 1908, this gorgeous hotel was designed by Francis Rattenbury and overlooks Victoria's Inner Harbour. It is now designated as a National Historic Site of Canada, and recognized as one of the Top 21 Iconic Hotels in the World by National Geographic Traveler Magazine, honored by Travel + Leisure as a Top Canadian Hotel, and is a Condé Nast Readers’ Choice and Gold List Hotel. Fairmont Empress has played host to several big names over the years, in politics, entertainment, and royalty. Prince Edward of Wales, his brother and sister-in-law King George IV and Queen Elizabeth, and HRH Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip have all stayed at this luxury hotel.

The Forbes four-star Fairmont Empress has undergone several significant renovations and upgrades, the most recent in 2017 and included a spectacular new lobby and a revitalized pool and health club. Each of the meeting spaces, restaurants, and Willow Stream Spa also saw major changes and modern amenities added. The 464 guestrooms have been beautifully restored and reflect modernity alongside the classic elegance that the “Castle on the Coast” has come to be known for. Amenities include air-conditioning, high speed internet, Keurig machines, and terry bathrobes. The Willow Stream Spa’s refreshments include a brand-new reception area, a luxury lounge, and a rejuvenation whirlpool, while the health center features new equipment and a larger pool. Known far and wide for its Afternoon Tea, Fairmont Empress also serves Pacific Northwest cuisine with a celebrated wine list of top vintages from around the globe.

As part of the heart of Victoria’s city center, Fairmont Empress is in the perfect location for guests to experience all the grandeur of the historic locale. The hotel sits just steps away from whale watching tour providers, float plane services, the Royal British Columbia Museum, and shops on historic Government Street. It is just a thirty minute drive from the famous Butchart Gardens.

Fairmont Empress, a member of Historic Hotels Worldwide since 2018, dates back to 1908.

Fun FactDuring prohibition, Sir Winston Churchill discretely enjoyed gin in the Lobby Lounge by concealing it inside a tea pot.

Original Property Opened: 1908

Historic Hotels Worldwide toll-free reservations number +1 866 670 3764


Location

721 Government Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1W5
Canada

Check-in time: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out time: 11:00 a.m.

DiningBarIn-Room DiningBusiness CenterMeetingsWiFiBikingFitness Center
Gift ShopPoolSpaFamily FriendlyEco-FriendlyPet FriendlyArt CollectionHistorical Tours

Hotel Amenities & Policies
Accessible Rooms: Accessible rooms are available. Please notify request at time of booking.
Adjoining Rooms: Adjoining rooms are available. Please notify request at time of booking.
ATM: Nearest ATM is 300 feet.
Cancellation Policy: Varies.
Cribs and Pack-in-Plays: Available upon request.
Deposit: Varies
Early Check-In/Late Check-Out: Based on availability; fee applies.
Extra Person Fees: Extra adults $50 CAD; extra adults in Fairmont Gold $70 CAD.
Hotel/Resort Fees & Taxes: 17% total taxes.
Occupancy Restrictions: Varies by room type.
Parking: Private parking, underneath the hotel; fee applies.
Payment: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club, debit card, and cash.
Pet Policy: $25 CAD per pet, per day; restrictions apply. No unattended pets allowed.
Rollaways: Available upon request, with select room types.
Shuttle Service: Shuttle service to and from the airport may be scheduled through the resort's concierge. Rates apply.
Smoking Policy: 100% non-smoking property.
Transportation: Transportation, including an airport shuttle, may be arranged through the concierge; rates apply.
The above list may not be comprehensive and information is subject to change without notice. Fees and deposits may not include tax. Taxes, fees, deposits, and policies are subject to change without notice.

Turn of the Century, 1902 ~ 1913

The Fairmont Empress is one of the oldest hotels in Victoria, British Columbia and is an iconic symbol of the city. Opened in 1908, this gorgeous hotel was designed by Francis Rattenbury and overlooks Victoria's Inner Harbour.

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International Numbers

Austria 08000706176
Belgium 080081830
France 805542721
Germany 8007241217
Ireland 1800995320
Italy 800979444
Netherlands 08000200956
Norway 80054304
Spain 900814719
Switzerland 0800001798
UK 8009179622
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